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Roland DG Confirms Attendance at Southampton Newtech Event

Friday, January 16, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Roland DG has confirmed it will be exhibiting at the next Wide Format, Screen, Digital & Displays Newtech Roadshow, which will be held at the Botleigh Grange Hotel in Southampton, 10th and 11th February. The company will be using the show – its fourth attendance at a Newtech event in just 12 months – to demonstrate the vast range of applications that can be produced on its high performance, production machines including VersaEXPRESS RF-640, the VersaUV LEF-20, the VersaSTUDIO BN-20, and the VersaCAMM VS-300i. 

Says Rob Goleniowski, Business Manager, Sign & Graphics, Roland DG: “The Newtech roadshows are becoming an increasingly important component of our annual events calendar here at Roland. The regional nature of them is giving us a real opportunity to get closer to many potential customers, who are able to take advantage of the manufacturers effectively coming to their own front door.  We’re looking forward to meeting with customers and prospects from across the south of England, introducing them to Roland technology and showing them how they can use these machines to transform their business and increase profitability.”

This is a view echoed by House of Flags’ Regional Manager, Stuart Riding, who visited the Roland stand at the Newtech - Wide Format, Screen, Digital & Displays roadshow in Corby in November last year and as a result was also the lucky winner of the show prize draw,  walking away with a brand new mini iPad!

Said Mr Riding: “The Newtech Corby show was a very interesting and useful show for us here at House of Flags. The fact the show was based in Corby just 30 minutes away enabled us to spend more time talking about key products with manufacturers, and taking the time to really understand the benefits of each technology we were interested in. 

“I attended with our operations manager, Martin George, and our intention was to pop in so we could have a look at Roland’s new printers. We ended up spending most of the day chatting to potential new suppliers and discussing ways of moving the business forward. Everyone that we spoke to was extremely friendly and helpful. It was a great show, local, manageable and informative.”

Roland out with an impressive line-up at Southampton show

Impressive print speeds of up to 48.5m2/hr, outstanding print quality, advanced productivity features and the unmatched reliability of a Roland makes the VersaEXPRESS RF-640 four-colour printer the perfect choice for those printers and sign makers who consistently produce high quality graphics and prints, while keeping the cost of operation low. 

Roland’s pocket rocket, the desktop VersaSTUDIO BN-20 print and cut machine has firmly established itself in the industry. This 20” wide, eco-solvent integrated print & cut device fits into any signage, retail or commercial print environment and can output full colour and contour cut graphics on a broad spectrum of coated and uncoated media, producing an exhaustive range of durable and eye-catching outdoor and indoor graphics. It is designed to produce applications including stickers, decals, labels, t-shirt transfers, POS and POP, photo prints, signs, posters, small format signage and vehicle graphics – all from the desktop. The BN-20 uses Roland’s award-winning ECO-SOL MAX ink and comes with a choice of three eco-solvent ink configurations: four colour CMYK (CMMYK), five colour CMYK plus metallic silver ink, or CMYK plus white ink. 

The VersaCAMM VS-300i - a powerful, highly versatile and economical 30 inch wide print & cut machine. The VS-i Series, which also includes a 54” and 64” model comes with a choice of five different ECO-SOL MAX 2 ink configurations, including white, metallic and light black ink options. The VS-i series will deliver stunning results across a world of applications including signs, banners, posters, stickers, labels, decals, vehicle wraps, window graphics, exhibition displays, fine art posters, floor graphics, point-of-sale displays, packaging prototypes and heat transfers for garment decoration.

Able to print directly onto any object and substrate up to 100mm deep, the VersaUV LEF-20 is an exciting new profit-making device for printing onto 3D objects. It can be used to create unique and highly desirable items, including personalised stationery, key rings, golf balls, mobile phone covers, awards, USB sticks and other giftware and promotional items on the broadest range of substrates including acrylic, wood, board, metal, plastic, PET, ABS, canvas and even soft materials like TPU, leather and fabric.  The LEF-20 uses Roland’s ECO-UV inks in CMYK, white and clear formulations, resulting in highly ornate, decorative or innovative products that command a significant margin.

In addition, Roland will also be offering free personalised 1-1 training sessions on its VersaWorks RIP software and mini-LEF-20 Business Bootcamp. And, it will once again be in good company at the show with exhibitors including Dorotape, Ultima Displays, Goccopro 100, The Magic Touch, Wicked Printing Stuff, Ralawise, ams, Parkwood and Marketing Alchemy, all sharing the stage throughout the two days of the show. 

The Newtech Wide Format, Printing, Displays and Finishing Show is free to attend. For further information please visit www.rolanddg.co.uk/southampton.

 

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Richard Romano

Richard Romano, Section Editor/Senior Analyst
Richard has written about communication, graphics hardware and software trends for the past 15 years.

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